Rainbow Bee-eaters and Dollarbirds

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Subject: Rainbow Bee-eaters and Dollarbirds
From: "Nick Payne" <>
Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2008 10:48:37 +1100
Someone was asking a while ago about Bee-eaters. The Rainbow Bee-eaters have
returned to Mt Pleasant, as they do every summer. There was a pair there
this morning. They're always about 2/3 of the way to the top, where there's
a training obstacle course on the left and below the road with some
powerlines running over the top of it. The Bee-eaters like to hawk for
insects from the powerlines. In Summer I see them there virtually every time
I ride up the hill.

Also saw a Dollarbird a bit later on in a large eucalypt next to the road on
the lower slopes of Mt Ainslie Drive.

Nick Payne

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